Increased Bowel Movement

Increased bowel movement is a condition where a person defecates more often than usual. The causes are eating spoiled foods, bacterial infection, and side effects of medication. Taking adequate water, fiber foods, avoiding irritant foods, and medicines help in controlling it.

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Can a side back pain affect continuous bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three to four months, I have been experiencing some sort of a side back pain when I turn or twist to the right. I also noticed that I have been having loose stools as well, all this period. I went to the hospital for a check up and was asked to go for a scan. I did the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. I have seen your USG (ultrasonography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is normal. Side lower back pain with continuous bowel movements that is loose stool is an unusual ...  Read Full »

What does it mean to have diarrhea for more than a month and traces of occult blood in stool test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently confronting some problems with my digestion that are not recovering. My complete medical history is as follows; I have been eating many unhealthy foods for two to three months. My main symptoms were irregular bowel movement and diarrhea for two to three times after ea...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think you have any severe problems. The bowel movements and slight cramping in the lower abdomen are very common. Although you have some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it is not very severe. There is nothing to worry about as there is no w...  Read Full »

My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months¬†old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glu...  Read Full »

Can infestation of larvae cause chronic loose bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter remains sick for nine months. She has chronic loose bowel movements eight times a day. She has an acne-type rash intermittently across her forehead. She grinds her teeth at night and eats sugar and salt frequently. She never feels full. She has fatigue, headaches, and shooting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not think that it is a simple worm infestation because taking a single dose of Mebendazole can kill round and hookworms. But tapeworms are slightly resistant to this anti-parasitic agent. To take Mebendazole or Albendazole again, it is necessary to have evidenc...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the change in the pattern of bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old male. My height is 175 cm, and my weight is 72 kg. From my childhood, the pattern of the bowel movements I remember used to be after half an hour or one hour of getting up, around 8.30 AM to 9 AM. But now, for the past two months or so, as soon as I wake up, whatever tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are not the symptoms of any cancer. A lot of people have such bowel habits. I would recommend you following, 1. Drink plenty of fluids. 2. Eat lots of fruits, especially papaya. 3. Take Softovac powder with two teaspoons full of water at night. 4. Exercise reg...  Read Full »

What makes a person fart and go to the toilet many times a day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some symptoms like going to the toilet several times a day and farting many times a day. It has influenced my life. I have this issue for many years. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common to have farts and burping. These are normal processes of the body by emitting gas produced in the small bowel. Excessive gas is produced due to two main reasons. The reasons are carbohydrate maldigestion and dysbiosis. Approximately, carbohydrate is the...  Read Full »

Why do I have bad bowel movements with green stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female suffering from green stools for a month now. I go to the bathroom several times a day. This green color is not just present on the stool but it quickly spreads through the toilet water. It presents as a liquid on the stool. It seems to be fluffy diarrhea. I cons...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need a detailed clinical examination to rule out the cause. Green stools occur when the intestinal colonic transit times are rapid and when there is no time for degradation of bile and so there is a change in the color of the stool. Taking iron supplements also caus...  Read Full »

My mother has uncontrollable bowel movement from morning. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 81 years old suffering from a fever of 38 degrees and cold. She is having LBM since this morning. From morning, her bowel movement is uncontrollable. What to do? What can be given to her?   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Mild fever is common during cold and there is no need to worry. Please mention the meaning of LBM. Please mention whether she has a sore throat or breathlessness.   Read Full »

What could be the reason for bowel changes, frequent urination, and pins and needles pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Chronic history of health anxiety due to my dad’s death (aged 40). I have this anxiety for nearly 10 years since my son was born. I think of seeing a psychotherapist and I have catastrophic thinking and cancer-phobia. I have bowel symptoms for one year with urgency after meals ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and explain that your symptoms suggest anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome. I do not think you need to perform a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT (computed tomography) scan. I would recommend checking thyroid hormone levels...  Read Full »

Why do I have changes in bowel movements after going for a vacation?

Query: Hi doctor,I went for a vacation before five months. I came back and got sick. My bowel movements got changed from thick to smaller and thinner with less volume of total stool. A stool test was done and it was normal. I did a fit test before two years and it was normal. The ultrasound of abdomen was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please say whether you have abdominal pain, do you strain to pass stools, have a problem of anal fissure, or feeling pain after passing stools during constipation. It can be a simple anal fissure. Please say whether your physician did a digital rectal examination or ins...  Read Full »

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